39 July 19 9th day. Nearly blind The light is intolerable & I fear I may be long unfitted for work. Have been lying in camp with snow in folds of a napkin borne over my eyes. Every object I try to look at seems double one above the other. Even the dist [distant] mtns [mountains] & the lines I am writing. An exact image only fainter looms above them thus in some measure
[sketch: 7th grand Trends S 70 W 4 mi [miles] wide or more; small over] Making in the case of the scenery making [places] double. Mosquitoes very troublesome in this camp No wind—wish I was on the gl [glacier] About 4 o clock this afternoon clouds
Original journal dimensions: 8.5 x 13 cm.
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